Plan for Aging In East Ohio
Like most other states, Ohio will have to face the challenge of a steadily aging population during the next few decades, analysts have warned. East Ohio happens to be ground zero in the graying of the Buckeye State.
Projections by the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami (Ohio) University indicate residents of Belmont, Jefferson, Harrison and Monroe counties are substantially older, on average, than most of their fellow Ohioans. That is part of a trend expected to continue at least through 2050.